• Starting June 1!

    The 2020 Great Canadian Giving Challenge is a VERY unique platform. Starting June 1, 2020, every $1 you donate to our charity throughout the month of June via CanadaHelps.org counts as a ballot to help us win $20,000. Every dollar truly does count! 


  • “I would like to thank all of our FOSTER FESTIVAL patrons for standing by us in this most unusual time. We did want to proceed ‘in the hopes’ that we might be able to offer you a 2020 season of plays. We want everyone to be safe. We want to be fully prepared. And we will roar back in 2021 with renewed vigour and enthusiasm. Until then, be wise and stay healthy, friends.” Norm

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Celebrating Canada's Most Popular Playwright...in the heart of Niagara!

The Foster Festival is the very first theatre festival in Canada celebrating the work of a living Canadian playwright. Norm Foster comedies have been staged around the world for over two decades – we are honoured to be bringing them home to Canadian theatre lovers!

The Foster Festival is Home of Norm Foster’s World Premieres!

Bringing Humour With Heart to the Heart of Niagara!

Located in St. Catharines, The Foster Festival presents comedy theatre inspired by the work of internationally renowned Canadian playwright Norm Foster.

At The Foster Festival, It is our mission to showcase the heart and humour of Foster's writing in a dedicated environment, employing the finest Canadian theatre practitioners and to foster and support emerging and established Canadian playwrights interested in stories that are entertaining but also deeply meaningful to and reflective of our audience.

We are thrilled to back for our fifth summer season here in the heart of Niagara! 

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